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February 25, 2014

OS X update closes networking security hole, brings more FaceTime features

by John_A

Just days ago, Apple released an update for iOS that closed up a web networking security hole, and today Macs running OS X Mavericks have gotten similar treatment. The update to 10.9.2 doesn’t explicitly list the SSL vulnerability patch among its updates in the download notification, but we’ve confirmed its presence with Apple. The update also brings along a slew of other security fixes as well. And, if you aren’t running Mavericks just yet, Apple tells us not to fret, for separate security updates tailored to other affected versions of OS X will be coming along shortly.

Along with the peace of mind knowing your laptop is more secure than it was yesterday, the update also delivers FaceTime audio calling and call waiting to desktop voice chats, plus iMessage is getting the power to block folks from sending you messages. Naturally, 10.9.2 also brings various audio, Safari and email bug fixes, too. The update’s available now, so don’t let us keep you from it. Stay safe, folks.

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